Every year, millions of people visit the nation's amusement parks, which are a wonderful way to be entertained for people of all ages. Orlando is home to some of the most popular attractions in the world, including Walt Disney World.
However, mechanical problems and other defects have injured and even killed dozens of amusement park visitors. Here are some of the most recent reported injuries:
In August 2006, a 7-year-old boy from Florida was bitten on the thumb by a dolphin at SeaWorld in Orlando.
● In August 2006, a 6-year-old boy from Georgia was bitten on the arm by a dolphin at SeaWorld in Orlando.
● In July 2006, a 52-year-old Florida man died after a ride on the Gwazi Tiger Roller Coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa.
● In June 2006, a 12-year-old boy from Kentucky died after a ride on the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World.
● In April 2006, a 49-year-old German woman died after a ride on the Mission: Space entertainment at Walt Disney World.
● In June 2005, a 4-year-old boy died after a ride on the Mission: Space entertainment at Walt Disney World.
● Since it opened in 2003, 10 serious injuries and illnesses have been reported from the Mission: Space attraction. Both Disney's Magic Kingdom's Space Mountain and Typhoon Lagoon's wave pool have reported one death and four injuries or serious illnesses since 2003